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The Environmental Research Laboratory (EREL) represents one of the largest scientific teams in Greece dealing with the environment and is part of the Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection Institute, one of the eight Institutes of National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS".

Over the last 15 years, EREL has undertaken many activities, most of them related with the environment, both at national and international level. The Laboratory has participated in a significant number of research projects, sponsored by the European Union (DG XII), State Agencies and by private Industry.

EREL has strong scientific links with other Laboratories in Europe mainly through joint European Union projects.

Laboratory Profile


13 Ph.D. and 5 M.Sc. scientists, 4 Ph.D. students, 1 technician and 1 administrative assistant.


  • a local network with  K-260 workstation, HP 9000 workstations,  PCs and various peripherals,
  • a 84 meter high, four platform, meteorological mast,
  • a fully equipped air-chemistry laboratory,
  • a mobile air pollution and meteorological measuring station.


European Projects

  • ROSE: Remote optical sensing evaluation
  • QUOWADIS: Tool for quantifying toxic organic solutes in discharge waters from petroleum platforms using integrated approach 
  • ARISSTON: Development and validation of an integrated numerical tool for scaling control and squeeze treatment optimization
  • EIHP2: European Integrated Hydrogen Project - Phase II
  • ENSEMBLE: Methods to  Reconcile Disparate National Forecasts of Medium and Long Range Dispersion
  • RODOS MIGRATION: Migration of RODOS to practical applicability for supporting decisions in operational emergency  response to nuclear accidents.
  • DSSNET: Improvement, extension and integration of operational decision support systems for nuclear emergency management
  • REVEAL: Remote measurement of vehicle emissions at low cost
  • QNET – CFD: A thematic network for quality and trust in the industrial application of computational fluid dynamics
  • ADONIS: Advanced determination of drainage patterns and unswept oil from natural oil components
  • HEADCARE: Heterogeneous and damaged core analysis for reservoir evaluation
  • TRACESIM: Advanced tracer simulation module to improve oil recovery
  • IMPRESAREO: The development of a methodology to improve the spatial resolution of air emission inventories using Earth Observation (EO) data.
  • FISSION RODOS: A real-time on line decision support system for off-site emergency management in Europe
  • ENVIRONMENT: Biogenic Emissions in Mediterranean area - BEMA Project Phase II (1996-1997)
  • ENVIRONMENT: Scientific model evaluation of dense gas dispersion models
  • JOULE: European Integrated Hydrogen Project EIHP
  • JRC: Analysis of data for spilling experiments performed with liquid hydrogen
  • CARE: An integrated pore space reconstruction and flow property simulation tool for core analysis and reservoir evaluation
  • THERMIE: Advanced tracer flow simulation for improved oil recovery
  • TMR: Further development of a two dimensional shallow layer model for dense gas dispersion in obstructed irregular terrain including two phase jets
  • TMR: Contribution of anthropogenic and biogenic volatile compounds (VOCs) to aerosol formation in ambient air
  • TMR: Modelling the soil and land-use effects on the atmosphere-complex terrain interaction process

National Projects

  • Air Emission Inventories for the Greater Athens Area 
  • Athens photochemical studies for the Olympics 2004
  • National Network for monitoring VOC and Non-Conventional pollutants.
  • VOC Measurements in Athens, Thessaloniki and Ioannina
  • VOC and Sulfur Compounds in Industrial Sites
  • Power Station Environmental studies
  • Air Pollution Impact Assessment studies for particular Industrial Facilities
  • Drying (VOC removal) of pharmaceutical products

Recent Publications...

Contact Information

Environmental Research Laboratory, NCSR "DEMOKRITOS", Aghia Paraskevi 15310 Greece.

+30 2106525004
+30 -1 -6525004
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Environmental Research Laboratory
NCSR "Demokritos"
Aghia Paraskevi 15310
Athens - 15310
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Last modified: Σεπτεμβρίου 15, 2006